Journal Published Online: 01 September 1990
Volume 12, Issue 3

Evaluation of the V-Notched Beam Shear Test Through an Interlaboratory Study



In recent years two notched beam flexure tests, the Iosipescu and the asymmetric four-point bending (AFPB) methods, have been proposed for the measurement of shear stress-strain behavior and shear strength of fiber reinforced composite materials. The methods have made significant inroads into the testing community for continuous, woven fabric and discontinuous fiber composites, and a test standard is being developed in ASTM Committee D-30. This paper describes the test methods and summarizes the results of a round-robin test program to define the within- and interlaboratory precision and bias.

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DW, Wilson
BASF Structural Materials, Inc., Charlottee, NC
Pages: 8
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10189J